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Reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka

We continue to advise you reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka due to the security situation. The Australian Government has authorised the voluntary departure of dependents of Australian High Commission staff in Colombo, Australian High Commission in Colombo said in a statement.

Large scale demonstrations took place on 9 July in Colombo. Several violent incidents have taken place during large demonstrations. Avoid demonstrations and events that draw large groups. Avoid Government buildings. Follow the advice of local authorities. Monitor the media for updates.

We continue to advise you reconsider your need to travel to Sri Lanka due to the security situation. The Australian Government has authorised the voluntary departure of dependents of Australian High Commission staff in Colombo. Public demonstrations continue to occur throughout Sri Lanka. Demonstrations can lead to disruptions to traffic and public transport.

A Public Emergency can be declared and curfews may be imposed at short notice. Carry relevant travel and identification documents with you at all times. Sri Lanka is experiencing a shortage of fuel, cooking gas and medicines. You may experience disruption to fuel supply and planned power outages, statement further said.

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